Anxiety

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I travel in my mind like a tourist searching, searching for answers to questions. It loves creating, creating a myriad of situations that leads to brink of anxiety, an anxiety that make me question my very existence in this dunya, a dunya that I call home but makes me feel so strange. ⁃ A stranger amongst familiar searching for peace ...

Sigh

By Friday, August 31, 2018 0 No tags Permalink 0

A sigh of helplessness Amongst the signs of oppression Vs A sigh of relief Amongst the signs of freedom It almost feels selfish I am the latter, when people out there simply appreciate the feeling that they matter.  Jeeda Joseph

This Backpack…

By Friday, August 31, 2018 0 No tags Permalink 0

After travelling out to Aida Camp in Bethlehem, West Bank. We distributed backpacks to the children who were about to start school after Eid-ul-Adha. The way they hugged the backpacks it made me write the following... This backpack is the world It holds within hope A hope of change A flicker of freedom This backpack is a dream Filled with education A ...

I am a traveller…

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I am a traveller... A ghuraba (stranger) in a world of souls. An isolated being amongst many who rove. I am a traveller... A living soul journeying through trials & tests. Will I succeed or will I transgress? I am a traveller Not only in this world but within my own soul. This body, a vessel, a gift, an amanah (trust). Will I ...

Connect

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Connect; every time you stand up for salah - connect... Find the connection deep in your soul you're standing in front of your creator your lord - connect... Connect; talk from the heart talk, ask, ask for what you desire the most - connect... Find the inner peace, find the inner beauty, the spiritual being - connect... Connect. Connect. ...

Elegant Woman…

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Elegant Woman Once beautifully graced our family... This elegant woman had no limits, Lack of academic education but a well beyond what the norm saw fit. This elegant woman took on hardship with ease, Bringing down hardship so graciously to its knees. This elegant woman was strong in life, Stronger than most people, taking on more than most can even comprehend let ...

Last year…

By Sunday, December 25, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Last year this time things were so difficult but you were still here and things were the perfect kind of different. Last year this time I thought things would be fine, we would make it to today but the decree was divine. Last year this time we had so many plans, but little did we know our ...

You & Me..

By Sunday, November 27, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

I trust you, you trust me? The life we have is temporary but having friends, family and love completes you and me. I trust you, you trust me? We support each other and create a place of solace making time for just you and me. I trust you, you trust me? We share our deepest secrets and know they stay ...

Judgement

By Sunday, November 27, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Judgement Sometimes you're too thin Sometimes too fat Sometimes you're too clever Sometimes it's just the way you're sat Sometimes you have the confidence Sometimes the whispers are too loud and knock you down Sometimes you sit and cry Sometimes you feel too proud Sometimes you feel young Sometimes you feel old Sometimes you are made to feel older Sometimes judged for being too bold Sometimes too dark Sometimes ...

Final Words…

By Sunday, November 27, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Have you heard the prophet's final sermon? The one which tells you how to treat your fellow humans? The one which is against discrimination? The one which talks about respecting all, women and children? Heed the prophet's final sermon? That is what will help build a honourable nation. Peace be upon him.